Saturday, December 5, 2009

Caught Offguard

Today...













...was a good day.

17 comments:

Molly said...

That looks like my perfect day... if only we'd get real snow in my Oregon Valley!

Bec said...

Oh Kate, it looks like you've had a wonderful day. We don't get snow where I live, and I would love a white Christmas. Those cookies looks especially nice!
xx B.

Amy Blogs @ River Rock Cottage said...

Oh!!!! Does it get any better?? Expecting another snow here on Monday. Can't wait!

Barbara said...

Great pictures. Can I use the second winter picture, the one with the lake for my winter screen saver?
Thanks

Dede said...

Looks like a fabulous day! Snow, decorating, hot chocolate and cookies all in the same day! WOW!

(((HUGS)))

Tree Hugging Mama said...

Looks like a beautiful day

Shari said...

What gorgeous photos -- and delightful looking cookies!

Lisa said...

Agreed!
Are you willing to share the cookie recipe?? :)

Kate said...

Thanks, everyone. Yesterday was great. We got about 6" of snow by the end of the day. Still gorgeous this morning with crystal clear air and the stillness of a Sunday morning.

The cookies are called chocolate crinkle cookies. I'll post the recipe I use for them soon, but there are plenty of versions if you just google the name of the cookie.

Barbara, feel free, and I'm flattered.

Catherine Anne said...

We are doing our best to live this way. Homesteading for two yaers now and loving it. Its so nice to meet you.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I love your tree skirt!

Coleen

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i want snow!!!!

Wendy said...

Snow here, too, but we didn't enjoy it quite as much as you appeared to ... not that we didn't enjoy it. We just didn't get any hot chocolate ... or yummy-looking chocolate cookies ... and we haven't cut the tree, yet, as I still need to clear its spot ;).

Kate said...

Catherine, welcome and nice to "meet" you too.

Colleen, thanks. My mom made it for me years ago. Fortunately, it's grown on my husband.

Jaz, I'm sure you'll get some of your own fairly soon.

Wendy, this is probably the earliest we've ever put up the tree. That snowfall just seemed to demand that we go and cut the tree right then.

Jason said...

The snow looks so beautiful. We're gearing up for a hot Christmas down in Australia though, so no hot chocolate for us but maybe some icy cold punch. And those cookies look delicious!

Cat J B said...

Oops, the above comment was left by me, but I was signed in as my husband. Sorry!

Kate said...

Cat, Jason, whoever you are, welcome to my bit of the blogosphere. Although I've known for a long time that you Aussies are always on the season opposite our own, I really have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea of Christmas in the middle of summer. I just can't seem to make that compute! Do you have different Christmas carols than we do? Half of ours (at least) talk about snow. In any case, I hope your holiday is a lovely one.